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Female Urinary Catheter Insertion
A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more
Is it contraindicated to insert a urinary catheter into a patient who has a myocardial infarction?
No: Likely indicated since they will be in bed, and to monitor intake and output. ...Read more
19/female urinary catheter due to retention. Bloody catheter & burning sensation. been tested for UTI & its negative - any idea how to stop the pain?
Need to know cause: It is not normal to have urinary retention at age 19 unless you have other medical issues. The key here is to identify the underlying cause of your urinary retention. This way a catheter can be avoided. See a Urologist or a Urogynecologist to determine what is going on and what the next steps might be. ...Read more
Will it hurt getting a female urinary catheter ? I know it will be uncomfortable but will it sting or burn?
Im 18 and its for a VCUG
No not at all: no it will not hurt first they will make it very comfortable for you and second it is embarrassing but not painful they do this every day ,the staff knows your are anxious about it and they know how to keep you and make you more comfortable. ...Read more
Is sedation ever an option for patient with severe anxieties to urinary catheterization prior to insertion of the catheter?
They are standard: Sized. It is only placed as far as it needs to go. The remainder stays outside of the body. ...Read more
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